Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department’




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Inspection report rips SLO County Jail’s treatment of mentally ill inmates

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County health services and sheriff department’s treatment of the mentally ill. Part one looked into several suspicious deaths... (Continue reading)

SLO County man, 30, dies of flu

A 30-year-old San Luis Obispo County man died of complications related to the flu, according to the county department of public health. The case is the first reported death associated with the flu in SLO... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student gets infection that leads to meningitis

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials announced a Cal Poly student has been diagnosed with a presumed case of meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that causes bloodstream infections and meningitis. Symptoms of the meningococcal... (Continue reading)

Thousands of gallons of sewage spill in SLO

Sewage burst out of San Luis Obispo pipes twice on Sunday, resulting in 42,000 gallons of effluent spilling into storm drains that flow into the San Luis Obispo Creek and the Pacific Ocean, according to... (Continue reading)

SLO County infant contracts measles

An infant contracted measles after coming in contact with the first person in San Luis Obispo County to recently contract the virus, public health officials have announced. Last week, SLO County Public Health officials announced... (Continue reading)

CMC sewage spill contaminates Chorro Creek

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced Saturday that 2,000 gallons of sewage spilled from the California Men’s Colony, with an unknown amount contaminating Chorro Creek. [Tribune] The sewage leaked into the creek... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts measles

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have confirmed a local resident has contracted measles. The patient is an adult who was not vaccinated against the disease and who came in contact with international travelers... (Continue reading)

Two patients die after flu outbreak at Arroyo Grande nursing facility

Two patients died following an outbreak of an influenza virus at an Arroyo Grande senior care facility. Officials have not released the identity of the deceased patients nor the specific causes of death. [KSBY] In... (Continue reading)

8 Zika virus cases on the Central Coast

Health officials have confirmed a total of eight cases of the Zika virus in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Seven of the eight locals who contracted the virus are Santa Barbara County residents.... (Continue reading)

Woman’s apparent epileptic seizure leads to county confinement

By KAREN VELIE For more than three weeks, a woman found dehydrated and suffering from hypothermia in the creek behind Central Coast Brewery has been confined in the San Luis Obispo County mental health ward.... (Continue reading)



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